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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 25

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 25

Lady Vols picked
to win SEC crown

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee was predicted to win the Southeastern Conference women’s championship, and Candace Parker was selected as women’s SEC player of the year by a panel of select regional and national media representatives.
Twenty-eight of 30 media voters selected the Lady Vols to win while LSU was predicted runner-up followed by Georgia, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.
Tennessee is coming off its seventh NCAA title and finished the 2006-07 season 34-3 with a perfect 14-0 SEC record. The Vols return four starters in Parker, Nicky Anosike, Shannon Bobbitt and Alexis Hornbuckle.
Parker and Hornbuckle were also named to the preseason All-SEC team.
The SEC media voting panel consists of two media members selected by each SEC school and six additional national writers selected by conference officials.

UC’s frosh game
cancelled at GC

Union City’s freshman football game at Gibson County originally scheduled for to-night has been cancelled, according to frosh team head coach David Barker.
However, it was not due to weather as one might think. According to UC school officials, the Pioneers cancelled the game because the host team does not have a quarterback.

Titans’ FB Hall
goes under knife

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans fullback Ahmard Hall had surgery on a broken left arm Monday and could miss approximately four weeks.
Hall broke his arm on Houston’s first onside kick attempt in Sunday’s 38-36 win by the Titans. Hall had gone in for Donnie Nickey, who had hurt an ankle.

Coat drive to begin
at LP Field Sunday

The Tennessee Titans are encouraging fans to show up in record numbers with new and/or used coats of all sizes during the organization’s annual coat drive Sunday when the team hosts the Oakland Raiders.
By the end of next week, the Titans will distribute the coats to non-profit agencies that serve those in need in Middle Tennessee.
The Titans will lead the charge for other host charitable causes through the rest of the season with a cell phone drive Nov. 4, a food drive Nov. 11 and a “Toys for Tots” drive Dec. 9.

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